Harvest begins in Albany Zone

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The first delivery of canola for the Albany Zone for harvest 2018-19.
Camera IconThe first delivery of canola for the Albany Zone for harvest 2018-19. Credit: Supplied

Harvest has kicked off in the Great Southern and the CBH Albany Zone received its first two loads for the 2018-19 season yesterday.

The first deliveries for the season were a 40 tonne load of canola to Gairdner site and another 50 tonnes of canola to the Albany Port Terminal.

The commencement of harvest in the Albany zone is almost three weeks later than recent years.

Albany Zone Manager Greg Thornton said that people across the zone are beginning to take their crops off the paddock for delivery.

“We are starting to see a few samples of oats and barley from the Hyden and Lake Grace areas although high moisture content is delaying a start to harvest in this area,” he said.

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The tonnage totals are expected to be down from the 2017-18 season, with the latest Grain Institute of WA harvest estimate predicting that 3.085 million tonnes would delivered in the Albany area this season.

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